thiourea

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English[edit]

The general structure of the thiourea functional group

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin, 1890–95, thio- +‎ urea.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /θaɪoʊyʊˈriə, -ˈyʊəriə/

Noun[edit]

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thiourea (plural thioureas)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any of a class of compounds based on NH2-CS-NH2, formally derived from urea by replacing the oxygen atom with sulfur, used in photography as a fixing agent, in inorganic synthesis, and in medicine as an antithyroid drug.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ thiourea” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  2. ^ thiourea” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.